The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 33 : Human Services
Chapter 010 : REACH FIRST
Subchapter 001 : ELIGIBILITY AND ASSISTANCE(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 1005)
§ 1005. Required services to participating families
(a) The Commissioner shall provide to all eligible families an orientation and an initial, up-front assessment to determine which programs, referrals, or services are appropriate. The orientation shall provide the family with information about services and referrals available to the family, and the programs established under chapters 11 and 12 of this title, including program requirements, participant responsibilities, and incentives for participation and obtaining employment.
(b) If needed by the family to improve the family’s prospects for job placement and job retention, the Commissioner shall provide participating families in-depth assessments of the full range of services needed by each family, intensive case management or case consultation services, referral to any agencies or programs that provide the services needed by participating families, and transition to other programs established under chapters 11 and 12 of this title. Services or referrals for services shall include:
(1) Appropriate child care, available at times that will enable employment or participation in services indicated by the participating family’s family development plan. As used in this subdivision, “appropriate child care” shall not include:
(A) child care that the Department classifies as legally exempt child care, and that a parent or caretaker determines to be unacceptable; and
(B) child care that the Department classifies as either a registered family child care home or a licensed child care facility, and that a parent or caretaker determines to be unacceptable when such determination is confirmed by the Department.
(2) Transportation that will enable employment or participation in services indicated by the participating family’s family development plan.
(3) Career counseling, education, and training, and job search assistance consistent with the purposes of this chapter.
(4) Vocational rehabilitation.
(5) Medical and dental assistance.
(6) Homelessness prevention and housing assistance.
(7) Family planning education and counseling.
(8) Assistance with obtaining documentation of an apparent or claimed physical, emotional, or mental condition that reasonably can be presumed to limit or eliminate the individual’s capacity to engage in employment or other work activity.
(9) Transfer to a State-funded program under chapter 11, subchapter 3 of this title, the Reach Up program, or the Reach Ahead program.
(10) Any other services identified in the family development plan and determined by the Commissioner to be necessary and appropriate to achieve the purposes of this chapter or chapter 11 of this title. (Added 2007, No. 30, § 1, eff. May 17, 2007.)